Well that did turn out to be a good walk.
In fact it was such a good walk it deserves its own name. I shall call it The West High-Mountain Way. That’s after the fact that most of it generally followed the route of the West Highland Way except that it took the route over the biggest mountains we could find (and had a little detour via a very nice hotel too)
I conceived the idea for the walk back in July (see this blog post) and amazingly managed to do everything planned. Accompanied by one dear friend all the way and by others that dropped in for certain days, it took us from Loch Lomond to Cuil Bay via 9 munroes, 6000m of climbing and around 70km over six days.
Because we were staying largely in accommodation along the West Highland way we were able to take advantage of the excellent baggage transfer service travel-lite, they picked our bags up at the B&B in Arrochar and deposited them at each place all along the route, and because we were doing only part of the route it was the bargain price of £30.
We had a wee detour to stay at the Monachyl Mhor hotel, as it was a very special occasion, which gave me the opportunity to do a couple of munros I hadn’t yet done (Beinn Tulaichean and Cruach Ardrain). You could do a more conventional route from Arrochar to Crianlarich without the bog trot on day one over the pass from the Drovers Inn at Inverarnan.
I would highly recommend the route.All the logistics can be found in my original blog post on the subject. Good Luck!
Travel-lite – Baggage transfer
CityLink – Bus travel to and from stops on the route